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Technical Speaking and Conf. Proposal Wkshp (Women Only), Nov 2, Stanford

CodeChix - BayArea

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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#1 Tech Conf Proposal/Speaking Ended $5.00 $1.27

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Event Details

Instructors:  Rupa Dachere, Anne Holler,

Xiaoyun Zhu, Akkana Peck

Women Only Workshop

Do you wish to submit technical proposals to conferences and improve your technical public speaking skills? We all have barriers that we need to overcome, especially for the first timers. Some key barriers include: technical know-how, idea-generation and follow-through, writing up the proposal and fear of public speaking. 

This workshop goes over specific details and processes for submitting conference proposals and improving technical public speaking skills. Experienced speakers share their knowledge and a mentoring session will guide you for future proposal submission and technical speaking skills.

                             Please do sign up soon.  Space is limited for this event!

Participants:  Please come prepared with a list of ideas for proposals which can be reviewed and technically mentored at the workshop!

Event Parking Details:

People can park in any P, A, or C zone (those are only restricted on weekdays).

Parking Structure 1 is recommended. There is a parking lot directly behind Gates Building that people can park in, but it's not very large.

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About the Speakers

  • Rupa Dachere:

Rupa currently works as a Member of Technical Staff at VMware. She is an active speaker and panelist and has participated in several key conferences/panels including Grace Hopper, PyCon, VMWorld, NCWIT Aspirations Award for High School Girls, International Women’s Day at Google, OSCON etc.

Rupa started CodeChix in 2009 which has since grown to over 1500 members and has chapters in the Bay Area and Seattle/Redmond

  • Anne Holler: 

Anne Holler is a Principal Engineer at VMware, working in resource management. She designed and implemented components of VMware's Distributed Resource Schedulers for servers and storage and of Distributed Power Management. Previously she did performance analysis for VMware's hypervisor and hosted products. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, she worked at Omnishift on transparent application and data delivery over the web to the desktop, at Transmeta on Crusoe performance and power, and at Hewlett-Packard on low-level compiler optimization and performance for the PA-RISC and Itanium processors. Anne received bachelors and masters degrees from Duke University, and a doctorate from University of Virginia, all in Computer Science.


  • Xiaoyun Zhu:

Xiaoyun Zhu is a Staff Engineer in the VMware Cloud Resource Management Group, focusing on developing automated resource and performance management solutions for virtualized datacenters and applications. Prior to VMware, she was a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs for eight years. Xiaoyun received her dual B.S. in Automation and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2000

          Anne and Xiaoyun will be presenting on:

1)  How to write and then submit research papers to conferences?

2)  How are papers reviewed at conferences and how does a technical program committee work?

3)  How to submit workshop/tutorial/panel organization proposals to a conference?

4)  How to speak/present your work confidently at a conference

  • Akkana Peck: 

Akkana is a long-time CodeChix member who has presented technical talks around the world at conferences like, OSCON, PyCon, SCALE and Libre Graphics meeting, as well as local user groups.

Akkana's presentation will cover: Writing and presenting a technical talk: What to do, and what not to do.


12:00 - 12:30 - Registration/Setup/Lunch

12:30 - 12:40 - Welcome & Introduction to CodeChix

12:40 - 01:20 -  Presentations by the speakers

01:20 - 04:00 – Mentoring Workshop

04:00 – 04:30 – Wrap up, clean up and gauge interest level for follow-up workshop

Snacks/Drinks will be provided on first come first serve basis. Event funds will go towards our General Fund.


Attendees, please bring in a list of ideas /proposals that can be reviewed.

Note: This is a women only workshop.


Our heartfelt thanks to Stanford for hosting the event.



What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event.

Have questions about Technical Speaking and Conf. Proposal Wkshp (Women Only), Nov 2, Stanford? Contact CodeChix - BayArea

When & Where

Gates Computer Science Building, Stanford University
353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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CodeChix - BayArea

CodeChix is a CA 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to support and retain women engineers and technologists so that they can thrive and excel in their careers.  We envision an environment where women engineers and technologists are free to forge their path in technology and to make an impact in the world.

CodeChix conducts an annual technical conference for women engineers and technical Product, Program, Project managers called DevPulseCon.

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